Design Sprint

Develop & test your business ideas in just 5 days.

THE DESIGN SPRINT

Are you looking to test your business's new product or idea in a controlled zone? Our specialist team at the Virtual Forge are here to guide you through your very own design sprint.

Developed at Google Ventures, Design Sprints are a structured way of taking a problem and using the collective knowledge of your team to design a solution, prototype that solution and test it with real people… all in the space of 5 days! We will work with you to bring your new product or strategy to life in a safe space, where you will discover and overcome any potential challenges, all with the guidance and support of our expert team.

This enables you to test all your ideas before committing to any expensive developmental work. Simply watch the video below to learn more.

What’s involved in a typical design sprint?

We tailor your sprint weeks to meet your needs and requirements. In this five day process, our experts will guide you through solving your challenge including helping you to create a prototype, testing it out, and using the results to adapt a working method that delivers results. This time-effective method will enable you to discover your tried and tested solution in a matter of days rather than months.

Day by Day Itinerary of a Design Sprint

All sprints take place between Monday to Friday between 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • Monday Mapping out your problem to understand what challenges you face, what questions we need to address, and what blockers may halt progression.
  • Tuesday Sketching out solutions and discussing all ideas as a team.
  • Wednesday Deciding which ideas you would like to progress with and planning out a new strategy based on these concepts. All solutions will include a risk assessment that will help you to decide which method is the best way forward.
  • Thursday Designing a prototype to test your ideas and solutions. This will involve small groups being assigned a variety of tasks to demonstrate the different scenarios in which your solution is used to see how it works.
  • Friday Testing your ideas with real people and your wider team to bring in real results to see how your prototype works. Here, we will gather the data together to provide you with valuable insights that will help you to progress.

All our design sprints are 5 days long and follow this format.

Our team is available at a variety of locations, including Bath, London or Warwick.

You will need to include someone of authority to make decisions.

Our Guarantee

To ensure that you’re satisfied with your design sprint, we guarantee that you will be provided with:

  • A clearer understanding of your problem
  • At least 1 solution (Sometimes 2 or 3), Mapped out and Mocked up
  • Prototypes for each solution
  • Feedback from real users

Our Design Sprint Packages

To ensure that you’re being provided with a sprint that benefits you and your challenges the most, we have two different options to choose from.

Package 1 REMOTE FACILITATION OR OUR FACILITATORS AT YOUR LOCATION

Our Design Sprint team will coach your team through the Design Sprint Process. This includes a kick off call to make sure everything and everyone is ready and prepared to hit the ground running on Monday of Sprint Week and 2 members of our team facilitating, A Designer and a Product Manager.

Package 2 YOUR TEAM AT OUR LOCATION

Our Design Sprint Facilitator will host your team (max 6 attendees) at our London, Warwick or Bath locations and coach your team through the Design Sprint Process. We provide everything you need to get through a design sprint (apart from accommodation and travel).

Learn More About How Our Design Sprints Can Help You

Call us or send us a message via the form below and we will put you in touch with one of our Service Design team who will be happy to take you through the process in more detail and discuss your specific requirements.

Give us a call on: 02070 788 855

Our Design Sprint Customers

We have a variety of customers who utilise our design sprints. From large corporations, to new start ups. Take a look at some of our clients who have used our services below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a design sprint?

A design sprint is a 5-day process that enables teams to work together to identify challenges, find effective solutions, test out your ideas using prototypes and analyse the results to find effective answers to your original problems.

Why use a design sprint?

Design sprints are time saving techniques that enable you to discover effective solutions within a matter of days.

What are 4 things you’ll leave the design sprint with?

You’ll leave your design sprint with: a full understanding of your challenges, ideas on solutions, a completed prototype and results to analyse and explore.

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